May 15, 2007 10:41am
A Trove Of Treasure Revisited
Okay, perhaps it's all rather subjective, and yes, there have been previous threads (including my own) related to the somewhat newish Taper's Section at dead.net:
But over the past couple/few months i have been truly enjoying what is found therein. And oddly enough, perhaps shockingly so, i have read elsewhere people dismissing this great resource. Whatever, to each his or her own as they say. For instance, check out this genius' attitude to the Taper Section and the shutting down of the sbds at LMA -- mister cool&hipdood:
All i can say is, what a friggin' leech, an ungrateful ass, and less of his type in the world the better i say. I for one am entirely grateful & appreciative for what i have been able to listen to and share. I mean, think about it. Over at dead.net, David Lemieux, guardian of the vault, sifts through the reels and plucks tracks and sequences that he thinks fans and heads everywhere will derive enjoyment and pleasure from. So, what's wrong with that picture? Nothing, that's what. Oh yeah, i forgot, what other noteworthy band offers the same? You want to hear something from the vault that hasn't circulated to date, such as the incredible Let It Grow from 5/14/78 that only circulates in audience source, and is now available for download as of this week in very decent .mp3 (192kbps) from the Taper's Section? Just e-mail David and perhaps he'll throw it up during the show's anniversary week. People should just stop their moaning and complaining about the current GD policies, and enjoy the tremendous amounts of excellent quality live music provided by the one and only Grateful Dead. Would i love to see those tasty soundboards from May 1978 released? Of course, who wouldn't, but i'm not exactly going to go bang down the door of the vault or give the proverbial finger to the remaining members of the band.
Anyway, my reason for posting this thread was not to rant, but more of an FYI about some of the stuff at Taper's Section that is _not_ in circulation, either at all, or as soundboard, and i have culled through the many offerings (ignoring any studio or rehearsal or early sixties stuff) and list them here. The links do not actually go to the song or show segment itself, but to the page where you can find the song/segment links. Enjoy if you're of a mind to. Peace and War always.
NOT IN CIRCULATION:
1968-02-22, KINGS BEACH BOWL
DARK STAR > CHINA CAT > ELEVEN > CAUTION
1970-02-28, FAMILY DOG
UNCLE JOHN'S BAND
1970-05-01, ALFRED COLLEGE
MONKEY & ENGINEER, CANDYMAN, MAMU, MAMA TRIED
1970-12-23, WINTERLAND ARENA
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS
1970-01-21, FREEBORN HALL
AROUND & AROUND, CUMBERLAND BLUES
1971-03-17, FOX THEATRE
ME & BOBBY McGEE, NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME
1972-03-22, ACADEMY OF MUSIC
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER > I KNOW YOU RIDER
1973-02-24, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
NOT IN CIRCULATION AS SOUNDBOARD
1972-04-07, WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL
NFA > GDTRFB > NFA
PLAYING IN THE BAND
1973-03-30, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL
PLAYING IN THE BAND
1977-04-29, THE PALLADIUM
HELP > SLIP > FRANKLIN'S
NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES
1977-05-12, AUDITORIUM THEATRE
PLAYING JAM > DRUMS > NFA > COMES A TIME > PLAYING
1978-02-04, MILWAUKEE AUDITORIUM
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
1978-05-05, THOMPSON ARENA
ESTIMATED > EYES > DRUMS
1978-05-09, ONONGADA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL
1978-05-13, THE SPECTRUM
NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES, CANDYMAN
1978-05-14, PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER
LET IT GROW
1978-05-16, UPTOWN THEATER
SPACE > COMES A TIME > SUGAR MAGNOLIA
1978-05-17, UPTOWN THEATER
FINICULI FINICULA, LAZY LIGHTNING > SUPPLICATION
1980-05-12, BOSTON GARDEN
SHIP OF FOOLS > ESTIMATED > HE'S GONE > JAM > DRUMS
1980-12-13, LONG BEACH ARENA
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
May 15, 2007 10:45am
Re: A Trove Of Treasure Revisited
I must vehemently disagree with your holier than thou assessment, sir. As someone who shelled out good money to see the boys (hey--average ticket cost was around $7.50), I got rights. They owe it to me personally to open up the fucking vault and personally send me some personally autographed digital copies for me to personally enjoy.
And, as to this bullshit marketing: so what if tours tend to break even after equipment and other expenses? How dare they sell their logo for good money in order to try to keep their cronies on the payroll. It's bad enough that they place it on their rip off cds--which should be sent to me free of charge, postage paid of course because, as I said, I paid good money to see them.
And it is not fair that Phil blew out his pipes in the seventies by singing so much and so loud and that his voice at sixty whatever is raspy and off key. Let him stick to his over mechanized bass and let others handle the singing chores. God, it's just a museum tour anyway. And, with his voice so bad, they should let me in for free anyway.
Remember. I paid good money. dammit! I got rights.
Wah wah wah . . . . .